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Natural histories : extraordinary rare book selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library / edited by Tom Baione.

Contributor(s): Baione, Tom | American Museum of Natural History. Library | American Museum of Natural History.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Sterling Signature, c2012Description: xi, 163 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 28 cm., in case 31 x 24 x 4 cm. + 40 leaves of plates (some col. ; 28 x 22 cm.).ISBN: 9781402791499; 1402791496.Subject(s): American Museum of Natural History. Library -- Catalogs | Natural history -- Bibliography -- Catalogs | Illustrated books -- Bibliography -- Catalogs | Rare books -- Bibliography -- CatalogsDDC classification:
Contents:
The first animal book / Richard Ellis -- First glimpses of a new world / David Hurst Thomas -- The Uranometria star atlas / Michael Shara -- Flora, fauna, and fifangha : Madagascar by Flacourt / Alex de Voogt -- On the strangeness of Hooke's Micrographia / David Kohn -- The buyer's guide to India, circa 1678 / George E. Harlow -- Made Merian / Paula Schrynemakers -- The apothecary's cabinet / Robert S. Voss -- Louis Renard and his book of extraordinary creatures / Mai Qaraman Reitmeyer -- Rösel von Rosenhof and his Natural history of frogs / Darrel Frost -- Knorr's fossil treasures from the Solnhofen / Neil H. Landman -- Martini and Chemnitz's Iconographic encyclopedia of mollusks / Louise M. Crowley -- Moses Harris : naturalist and artist / David Grimaldi -- Observing Vesuvius with Sir William Hamilton / James Webster -- The volumes of Cramer and Stoll : a timeless contribution to the science of butterflies and moths / James S. Miller -- Bloch's remarkable fishes / Melanie L.J. Stiassny -- A beautiful harvest : Herbst's crabs and crayfish / Bella Galil -- At the dawn of malacology : the salient and silent oeuvre of Giuseppe Saverio Poli / Ilya Tëmkin -- Pith paper butterfly souvenirs / Diana Shih -- Alexander Wilson and the birth of American ornithology / Mai Qaraman Reitmeyer -- Egypt revealed / Nina J. Root -- Prince Maximillian zu Wied : a military man turned naturalist / Charles W. Myers -- Discovering a new world : François Péron's voyage to Australia / Richard Pearson -- From the depths of the sea : Risso's pioneering studies of deep-sea life / Bella Galil -- Lorenz Oken and his magical numerology tour / George F. Barrowclough -- Art in the service of science / Nina J. Root -- The first comprehensive description of the amphibians and reptiles of the world / Christopher J. Raxworthy -- Burritt's sky atlases / Neil deGrasse Tyson -- Alcide d'Orbigny : Darwin's rival naturalist / Niles Eldredge -- Colonel McKenney's Indian gallery / Peter M. Whiteley -- Darwin's voyage of discovery / Nancy B. Simmons -- Schreber's world of mammals / Miriam T. Gross -- Sailing to the South Pole : Dumont d'Urville and the discovery of East Antarctica / Ross D.E. MacPhee -- The last hurrah : Audubon and Bachman's mammals / Mary LeCroy -- Transported to another planet : John Gould's The mammals of Australia / Robin Beck -- The perfect performance of a particular kind of work / Eleanor Sterling -- Elliot's jewels : birds in paradise / Joel L. Cracraft -- Books for the naturalist in everyone / Barbara Rhodes -- Seeing is believing / Tom Baione -- Fashion in the natural world / Stacy J. Schiff.
Summary: "A 176-page monograph containing over two hundred illustrations an d forty essays on notable masterworks spanning four hundred years"--Insert.
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Book (Not for loan) Science Museum Wroughton
Library Store: STS Rare
F 57:502:017 NATURAL (Browse shelf) Not For Loan 2402586413

At head of title: American Museum of Natural History.

Second subtitle on case: Essays & plates.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-162) and index.

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